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Living With

An Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Advice for Women

After her own experience with ovarian cancer, Joan made it her mission to educate other women about this formidable disease.

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Winter

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

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Complications

RA Complications You Should Know About

Learn how to protect yourself from little-known rheumatoid arthritis complications like lung, heart, bone, and eye disease.

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Risk Factors

Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures: What You Should Know

Get the facts about reducing your risk of osteoporosis, straight from the clinical director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Living With

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

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Doctor & Patient

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

A pulmonologist answers the most popular concerns he hears from patients about how to treat severe asthma.

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Living With

How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

Severe asthma is more difficult to control and causes more symptoms and attacks than other types.

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Treatment

5 Things I Learned From Cervical Cancer

Linda, a cervical cancer survivor, shares her advice on how to stay strong — mentally and physically — throughout your cancer treatment journey.

Doctor listening to woman's lungs.
Diagnosis

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.

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Diagnosis

Diagnosed With Severe Asthma: Now What?

You’ll likely have a slew of questions like, what makes it severe, how is it treated differently, and where can I find support?